Many fans of the legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong might wonder what is the latest news of their hero.
Indeed, the man who beat cancer and won the Tour de France race in 1999 was none other than Lance Armstrong. He began his professional cycling career at the age of 20 in the year 1992 when he was signed on by the Motorola team. In the following four years he achieved much such as winning in stage 18 of Tour de France. As his cycling career was going strong, he was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. This was in the year 1996. The diagnosis was not a cheerful one, but surprisingly he overcame the condition and was back to cycling in 1998. He also founded the Livestrong Foundation that continues to be a forum of hope for cancer patients and survivors.
Armstrong stated that he experienced rejection at the time he fell ill. At such a time he felt that he had to come back strong and show everyone that he can be a champion. Since 1999 he has won seven times in the Tour de France race, which has made him one of the most remarkable sportsmen in this field. Read More
Chris Froome was contented with his team mates and rivals winning despite not rounding up the Australian trip with any personals for himself.
In the Herald Sun Tourheld on Sunday, the three-time Tour de France champion finished in sixth position overall, thus ending his Australian trip with no personal wins.
One year back, Froome changed his racing program, the first time he has done so since he became a champion at the Tour de France. This thus saw him start the season in Australia
On the brief visit, he showcased a dominant performance at the Arthurs seat as he went on to claim the Herald Sun Tour title.
He has also competed this year at the inaugural Race in Melbourne as well as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Race.
Throughout the event, he showcased a prominent display, but the success went to other members of the Team Sky this time around
The prologue of the Herald Sun Tour was won by Danny Van Poppel. Stage two ended with Luke Rowe winning it while the last stage held on Sunday at the Kinglake was won by Ian Stannard. Read More
Mark Cavendish is in quite a taut situation lately- as per the reports, his team manager has asked him to show up with major wins to ensure a successful contract renewal.
Patrick Lefevere, the esteemed manager from Etixx-Quick-Step, seems quite a hard nut and he has declared that the renowned sprinter would only receive a renewed contract-if he can claim his previous glorious status with big triumphs at elite events such as Gent-Wevelgem, Milan-San Remo & Tirreno-Adriatico.
Cav is already equipped with 5 triumphs, including 1-day Clasica Almeria but the contract renewal program, which is meant for later quarter of 2015, demands more wins from the elite rider.
“He has been winning quite a lot this time yet things actually start with Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem & Tirreno-Adriatico”, stated Lefevere while the contract renewal agreements with Cavendish. Read More